New open-access online journal: Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics

The launch of Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics (EJAL : ISSN 2149-1135) is now online and as an open-access online journal its inaugural issue is fully accessible at

The opening issue includes the following articles:

Characteristics of speaker models for Japanese university students
Kenta Yamanouchi

The role of noticing in developing intercultural communicative competence
Ardith J. Meier

The role of translation in vocabulary acquisition: A replication study
Michael John Alroe, Hayo Reinders

Three approaches to beginning Chinese instruction and their effects on oral development and character recognition
Frederick Poole, Koyin Sung

Language Learning Aptitude (LLA) and Language Learning Strategy (LLS) use among Iranian university EFL students: Patterns and relationships
Karim Sadeghi, Zainab Abolfazli Khonbi

Book Reviews
Review of Teaching and Researching Language Learning Strategies
Sercan Uztosun

Review of Research Perspectives on Teaching and Learning English in Turkey: Policies and Practices
Sedat Beceren

Review of Research Methods in Second Language Acquisition: A Practical Guide
Handan Celik